International City Health Conference 2017 - Basel, Switzerland
The title for the conference, ‘Empowerment, Engagement and Partnership: participating to develop healthy cities’, reflects the belief that measures and actions for health promotion and urban development are more effective if the affected populations play an active and co-decisive role in the process of design, development and delivery.13 Sep 2017 |
This is the sixth in the series of City Health conferences. It is hosted by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and organised by Knowledge•Action•Change.
‘EMPOWERMENT, ENGAGEMENT AND PARTNERSHIP: PARTICIPATING TO DEVELOP HEALTHY CITIES’
The theme reflects the belief that measures and actions for health promotion and urban development are more effective if the affected populations play an active and co-decisive role in the process of design, development and delivery. Evidence demonstrates that such engagement and participation contributes to sustainable solutions, to a greater identification with urban public space and increased intergenerational communication. Other benefits from this inclusivity can be seen in reducing inequalities and improving access to resources, both of which contribute to increased individual and community well-being. Measures for this include improved health status, increased life expectancy, a reduction in anti-social behaviours and increased social cohesion. Madame Ruth Dreifuss, former President of Switzerland and Minister of Home Affairs and Commissioner of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, will deliver the Alison Chesney and Eddie Killoran Memorial Lecture during the conference.
The registration fee for the conference is £330 per delegate place. A reduced fee of £250 applies to those attending from middle and lowincome countries according to the World Bank classification. A student fee of £140 for those in full-time education is also available (proof of status is required). A discount of 10% is also available for registrations for five or more delegates made and paid for in a single transaction! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.Share this on: